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Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants

A handful of pistachios may lower cholesterol and provide the antioxidants usually found in leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit, according to a team of researchers.... "Pistachio amounts of 1.5 ounces and 3 ounces one to two handfuls reduced risk for cardiovascular disease by significantly reducing LDL cholesterol levels and the higher dose significantly reduced lipoprotein rati...

Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction

Eating pistachios may reduce your body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according to a Penn State study.... "A ten-year follow-up study of young men showed that those who had larger cardiovascular responses to stress in the lab, were more likely to contract hypertension later in life," says Dr. Sheila G. West, associate professor of biobehavioral health. "Elevated reactions to stres...

Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages

... "This technology has the potential to bring safe drinking water to many people in developing countries around the world who don't have access to it now," said Mark Sobsey, Ph.D., professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC's School of Public Health. "We can tremendously improve people's health and qual...

New study: Pine bark significantly reduces endometriosis

... Pycnogenol which holds a patent for reducing PMS/menstrual pain and discomfort, was chosen for this study because other endometriosis treatments can have unwanted side effects. "The caus...

Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting

... A panel of experts will discuss the status of...

K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center director speaker at AAAS Biosecurity Symposium

... ... Because animal populations are now more concentrated than ever before and are transported more widely, even internat...

Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers

... ... The student, Andr...

IOS Press presents commemorative volume on Alzheimer's Disease to her majesty, Queen Sofia of Spain

... Khalid Iqbal, one of the conveners of the conference, makes the presentation to Queen Sofia. Left to right ar...

Inflammatory processes in arteriosclerosis revealed

... ... Conditions and diseases that involve inflammation include severe infection, arthritis, asthma and arteriosclerosis. Certain substances, such as cytokines, are formed during the inflammation response and contribute t...

Study details why listeriosis rates are 20-fold higher during pregnancy

BERKELEY For years, doctors have puzzled over why pregnant women are 20 times more likely than others to be infected by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, now think they have the answer, and it isn't pretty....... Their research, conducted in guinea pigs, shows that the bacteria can invade the placenta, where - protected from the body's i...

Smell of success for nanobiosensors

The new interdisciplinary technology approach, developed and tested by researchers in Spain, France and Italy with funding from the European Commission's FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) initiative of the IST programme, will ultimately lead to electronic noses based on natural olfactory receptors that could be used not only in healthcare but also in agriculture, industry, environmental prot...

Women with endometriosis undergoing IVF benefit from treatment with GnRH agonists

The live birth rate per woman was significantly higher in women with endometriosis who received gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist for three to six months before commencing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), compared to control groups. The number of women who became pregnant was also significantly higher. These findings are published in the latest update of The Cochrane Library....... Endo...

Sangamo BioSciences demonstrates its ZFP treatment protects cells from HIV infection

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced that data from its program to develop a ZFP Therapeutic(TM) for HIV/AIDS were presented at the 45th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, DC. The study represents the first demonstration that cells can be made resistant to HIV infection by treatment with Sangamo's proprietary zinc fi...

Sunflower seeds, pistachios among top nuts for lowering cholesterol

Researchers have known for some time that nuts and seeds are rich sources of phytosterols, a class of plant chemicals that have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. In what is believed to be the most comprehensive analysis to date of the phytosterol content of nuts and seeds, chemists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., analyzed...

Treating multiple brain tumors with radiosurgery results in improved survival

DENVER, Oct. 18 Treating four or more brain tumors in a single radiosurgery session resulted in improved survival compared to whole brain radiation therapy alone, according to a study the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Denver.... ..."Cancer patients with multiple meta...

Biosense Webster announces FDA clearance

Diamond Bar, CA October 12, 2005 Biosense Webster, Inc. today announced that the company has received clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for devices that aid electroanatomical mapping. The CARTO RMT Catheter with the QWIKPATCH External Reference Patch products were all designed to integrate with the Niobe Magnetic Navigation System designed by Stereotaxis, Inc. The cleara...

Researchers call for better recognition and pain management of endometriosis

Women with endometriosis can wait up to ten years for the painful gynaecological condition to be diagnosed, according to a paper in the latest Journal of Clinical Nursing....... Their experiences have led researchers from New Zealand's Massey University to call for greater awareness of endometriosis and the development of "long overdue" pain management services for sufferers....... Women with the...

Biosensor reveals new information about suspected cause of Alzheimer's disease

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 Chemists and biologists at Northwestern University have found a way to detect and estimate the size and structure of a miniscule toxic protein suspected of triggering Alzheimers disease. The findings, researchers say, could help scientists better understand the underlying mechanisms of the disease and lead to the development of new treatments that could slow or possibly arres...

New study examines impact of nurse-patient ratios law

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA (August 1, 2005) There has been much controversy regarding implementation of legislation to regulate hospital nurse-patient staffing ratios and its impact on patient safety and quality outcomes. According to a new study published in the August 2005 issue of the journal , nurse staffing levels have increased significantly in California hospitals following implementation of...

GroPep licenses technology to TGR BioSciences

GroPep announced today it has licensed its Whey Growth Factor Extract (WGFE) technology to Australian biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences (TGR). ...... TGR has raised $3 million to fund further clinical development of WGFE as a treatment for oral mucositis, a debilitating side effect of cancer treatments. ...... GroPep will receive royalties of more than 10% on TGR's commercialisation of the...

Massachusetts second state to consider nurse staffing ratios; experts to appear at public hearing

Boston, Mass. (July 12) At a time when the nursing shortage is entering its eighth year and health care costs continue to skyrocket, preventing medical errors is at the forefront of two competing bills before the Massachusetts legislature. This week, the legislature is holding a hearing on the charged issue of whether the state should mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Today,...

Northwestern Memorial participates in trial to test effectiveness of drug to treat endometriosis

Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine are testing the effectiveness of an investigational drug, ERB-041, to relieve pelvic pain and inflammation due to endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects more than 5.5 million American women. Endometriosis is caused when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the bod...

NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded 10 grants and 2 contracts totaling approximately $27 million to fund development of new therapeutics and vaccines against some of the most deadly agents of bioterrorism including anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ebola virus, pneumonic plague, smallpox and tularemia. ... ...Thes...
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